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Old 08-28-2014, 03:44 AM   #15
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Speaking of toys, Big Hero 6 is going to be a merchandising bonanza.

A couple of weeks ago Marvel's Fall solicitations were announced to the public. In short, it's what Marvel's releasing to the comic buying public. Big Hero 6 was surprisingly absent from that list. Which has led some to speculate that there was a rift between Marvel & Disney. Marvel's VP of Television Animation Development & Production told Newsarama in 2013 that Big Hero 6 "truly belong to Walt Disney Animation Studio." Not only is Marvel not doing anything tying into the movie, but the team is being benched.

Originally Posted by Hollywood Reporter
Not only is Marvel not planning any reprints or new material to tie in with the Disney movie released Nov. 7, but it turns out that the characters aren’t scheduled to make appearances in any other Marvel comic titles in the foreseeable future, either. A spokesperson for Marvel confirmed that it has "no plans" for the property when contacted by THR, following up on an earlier report from Newsarama.

Full disclosure: I really only know who the team is because they appeared in an issue of The Amazing Spider-Man a couple of years back. It would also be the last time they appeared in a comic.

John Lasseter poopooed the idea of a rift at a recent sneak peek for the press.

Originally Posted by Hollywood Reporter
Hero is the first film made on Disney's new high-powered, patented rendering system, which produces images of a greater photo-realistic quality than has been possible before. It is also the first time since Disney's $4.24 billion purchase of Marvel in 2009 that Disney animators have dipped into Marvel's comic-book library, where they discovered the new movie's eponymous six superheroes — or "supernerds," as Lasseter called them — which were first featured in Japanese comic books of the same name. While Lasseter emphasized that the film was "made 100 percent here in the Walt Disney Animation Studio," he also noted that Disney "worked very closely" with Marvel and dismissed any notion of a rift between the two companies. "We have a fantastic relationship with them," he said.

Right now we'll have to wait until the end of October where Big Hero 6 will have its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

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